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Iris, Home Buyer in Holyoke, MA
Iris answered:
Are Chicopee & Holyoke safe? I see that one gets more house for less $ compared to Northampton, Easthampton or South Hadley, Thank you.
I currently live in Chicopee and I love it. Yes, there have been incidences of break ins, car theft and all that mess but its everywhere. If you ask me I'd rather live in Chicopee than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 31, 2014 Home Buying in Chicopee
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
if I see a home listed and 2 days later it is nowhere to be found in listings, and not on the recent sale list, could it be off the market?
It may be under agreement, removed, or it may not have been in an MLS. Of course choosing a local real estate pro can help you save a lot of time. (Not me, I'm on the Cape, but I ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Home Buying in Chicopee
Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Fred Herman answered:
My wife and I put several offers on a condominium we were trying to purchase. All the offers were declined and home was sold for less than our offer
you say that you were told that the sellers were taking the condo off the market. so you're getting the truth.

as others have explained, the property owner doesn't have to take the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Home Buying in 01013
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
When a person makes a second offer on a house that is known as the bottom line offer. Why does the seller take so long to answer?
It is called a best and final offer. Next time put and expiration date and time on that verbal (or in writing) counter offer and you should get a quicker response. There are many reason ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Chicopee
Tony Warfield, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Tony Warfield answered:
I'm trying to get into a rent to own home due to bad credit. What should my first step be?
Very difficult to do in today's market. But definitely should focus on speaking to a credit repair specialist. Ask around, many times a lender can or will help you if they think you m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Chicopee
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
I, would like to now if the goverment is giving first buyers the help to buy a house
The government is not giving money away anymore, but FHA loans are still a great way for first time home buyers to buy a home with little money down and a short credit history.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Chicopee
Russ Ravary, Real Estate Pro in 48322
Russ Ravary answered:
We placed an offer on a house and the sellers agent stated it would be used as a backup. How can we find out it was actually presented and declined?
Offers are looked at just not on price. A cash offer is usually the best offer in the eyes of many sellers. Other factors that come into play are: no inspection clause, no appraisal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in 01013
Tracy Gagne, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Tracy Gagne answered:
Is it a good idea to go to the Chicopee City Hall to verify if there are any liens on a property before one signs a sales agreement?
Your attorney will hire a title company to do the title search which will discover any leins that are currently recorded with the property. Hope this is helpful!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Chicopee
Mikel Defran…, Real Estate Pro in Milton, MA
Mikel Defrancesco answered:
Im interested in buying ahome in chicopee, ma. I need the help of a private investor willing to help me buy a home with bad credit.
I think you are being led down the wrong path... you are asking about a hard money lender and are being counseled on conventional criteria.

If you are interested in financing, seek o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 20, 2011 Home Buying in Chicopee
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Do bank still accept offers even though you are the first one to offer on BANK OWNED house?
Lender can still accept offer HOWEVER we recommend for all clients submit your best offer. Lenders don't have an immediate response could be 30 -45 days or more.

Best keep loo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Home Buying in 01020
Elizabeth Ro…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth Rocasah Herbert answered:
Can I buy a home after having been discharged from a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
I'm a Realtor in Western Mass. so I know of some Mortgage Lenders in the area who could help you if you need it. Also, I'm a Daughter of the Nile if you need help getting any ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Dec 27, 2009 Home Buying in Chicopee
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Bank owned house

Purchasing bank owned property can be tricky and something that should be done only with care. I like the suggestion of being aggressive with your offer and saving back some mon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2008 Home Buying in 01020
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